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Hanson running programme (sadly nothing to do with mmm bop)

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May 2012
10:16pm, 21 May 2012
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neilh2069
Sorry for the delay in the feedback but I completed the Milton Keynes marathon (Debut at this distance!) on 29th April 2012 having trained solely using the Hansons program. I completed in 3hrs 50mins and despite horrendous weather/conditions I did not once 'hit the wall' or feel any more pain or indeed discomfort than during my training.

My only thing different to the Hansons program was that I entered the Ashby 20 mile road race instead of a 16 mile long run but this was through preference to enter the race as oppose to a specific training need.

This plan really suited me with regards to work and home commitments and I could not recommend it enough. I'm planning on an Autumn marathon and will be without doubt using this program again.

Don't be put off by the non believers....................it works! Well for me anyway!
May 2012
10:26pm, 21 May 2012
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Tarahumara
Hmmm... interesting! Having just completed the P & D plan 55 - 70 mpw and really enjoyed it I'd like to see this plan!
May 2012
8:23pm, 30 May 2012
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WA (Windassisted)
Well done neilh! That's a great result. Apart from your 20 mole race, was your longest run 16 miles? And you'd never done a marathon before? Fantastic stuff :-)
May 2012
8:24pm, 30 May 2012
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WA (Windassisted)
*mile* Although a 20 mole race sounds interesting!
May 2012
8:29pm, 30 May 2012
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Fenland Runner
Well done, neilh, like to share your splits for the MK marathon?
Jun 2012
8:47pm, 3 Jun 2012
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beebop
I remember reading that article - good to have some feedback from someone who's really done it. Very impressed with your time! Encouraging. Anybody else tried it?
Jun 2012
9:07pm, 3 Jun 2012
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neilh2069
Firstly in answer to your question WA (Windassisted), my longest run apart from the one off 20 mile race was indeed 16 miles. I have to say that the combination of the weekend runs makes your legs feel as though you are indeed running that last 16 miles as oppose to the first.

Fenland runner, In response to your query regarding the split times they were:-

1) - 1m - 8:48(8:48/m) - 142cal
2) - 1m - 8:35(8:35/m) - 145cal
3) - 1m - 8:31(8:31/m) - 146cal
4) - 1m - 8:28(8:28/m) - 145cal
5) - 1m - 8:24(8:25/m) - 145cal
6) - 1m - 8:23(8:23/m) - 148cal
7) - 1m - 8:25(8:25/m) - 147cal
8) - 1m - 8:34(8:34/m) - 146cal
9) - 1m - 8:41(8:41/m) - 146cal
10) - 1m - 8:37(8:37/m) - 146cal
11) - 1m - 8:19(8:19/m) - 146cal
12) - 1m - 8:35(8:35/m) - 143cal
13) - 1m - 8:38(8:38/m) - 146cal
14) - 1m - 8:42(8:42/m) - 144cal
15) - 1m - 8:35(8:35/m) - 145cal
16) - 1m - 8:33(8:33/m) - 145cal
17) - 1m - 8:52(8:52/m) - 147cal
18) - 1m - 8:49(8:49/m) - 148cal
19) - 1m - 8:42(8:42/m) - 147cal
20) - 1m - 9:00(9:00/m) - 147cal
21) - 1m - 8:51(8:51/m) - 147cal
22) - 1m - 8:49(8:49/m) - 146cal
23) - 1m - 9:01(9:01/m) - 148cal
24) - 1m - 8:52(8:52/m) - 145cal
25) - 1m - 9:18(9:19/m) - 148cal
26) - 1m - 8:55(8:55/m) - 144cal
27) - 0.51m - 4:23(8:34/m) - 76cal

Although there is a slight slowing in times during the last four to five miles this was due to the change of terrain as oppose to anything more sinister. They certainly saved the best till last with a more or less upward climb to the finish stadium. I certainly recall this being the case at around mile 25 when a majority of people seemed to be really struggling. Anyway, hope this helps to confirm my findings,

Neil
Jun 2012
9:08pm, 3 Jun 2012
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neilh2069
Tarahumara, this is the link from the runners world editorial:-

http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-238-244-255-13791-0,00.html

Neil

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